Spiritual Wisdom: By Dr. Harsh K. Luthar

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What is spiritual wisdom other than being gentle and easy with oneself and others in awareness?

Gain and loss, pain and pleasure, joy and sorrow, are threads of life.

Life lived in awareness is the only meditation.

Our talents and strengths do not raise us above anyone. Our shortcomings do not diminish our original nature. That is just how it is.

Sages see action and inaction, speech and silence to be the same. So there is no need to struggle.

To simply be aware of oneself as pure and clear being is the true meditation.

The steadiness of awareness and balance is a gift of grace. It is the blessing of love that springs forth from the heart of sages.

In the company of good and wise people who know the nature of reality, the ego gradually loses its hold and pure awareness reveals itself as the eternal presence.

That is the real meditation.

Namaste

 

The Spiritual Secret Of Western Classical Music: By Alan Jacobs

Insightful article by Sri Alan Jacobs on “The Spiritual Secret Of Western Classical Music”

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Alan Jacobs

To a degree music is rooted in Nature, that is in bird song, the babbling brook, waves breaking on the sea shore, the rustle of leaves in trees, and certain animal sounds. In man, as part of nature there is the desire to dance and sing when happy.

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Yoga And Advaita: By Dr. Harsh K. Luthar

Yoga and Advaita

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Yoga and breath Jnana and mind

These questions came up some years ago. My responses are included. (Photo art above is from Andreas Farasitis).

Question: Is the way and goal of Patanjali’s Yoga and  Sri Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta the same?

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A Joy Rises In My Heart

On the swing

When I pushed forward, I was whirled about.
When I stayed in place, I sank.
And so I crossed the flood
without pushing forward,
without staying in place.

Buddha (Ogha-tarana Sutta, Samyutta Nikaya)